Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris spoke to Kerrang! about his concerns for the current state of rock music and the lack of opportunity for young bands. In it, he mentions Avenged Sevenfold being one of the bands that overcome the odds of getting noticed.
Harris then gave some props to bands who he reckons have overcome the odds. “Avenged Sevenfold have come through, Biffy Clyro’s another one’s that come through to headline festivals. Those two are the ones that spring to mind the most”.